Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

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  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3.5 hr

Discover ancient ale houses and literary drinking dens on a 3-hour afternoon pub tour of London. Centered on the area in and around the City of London, the tour visits at least four of London’s finest historical pubs, your guide will recommend different ales in each (not included). Hear the history of the pubs, learn the differences between Elizabethan coaching inns and Victorian gin palaces, and visit the watering holes frequented by legendary British novelist Charles Dickens. Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group pub tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: St. Paul's Cathedral

Enjoy fine views and quirky history

Stop At: Blackfriars Bridge

Visit London's finest art nouveau pub

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: St Bride's Church

Hear the tale of the "wedding cake" church

Pass By: Fleet Street

Explore the "street of shame" and visit a number of historic pubs

Pass By: Dr. Johnson's House

See the home of the famous wordsmith and meet his favourite cat Mr Hodge

Pass By: Prince Henry's Room

See a building dating to 1610 and gateway to the Knight's Templar

Stop At: The Old Bank of England Pub

See London's finest banking hall, and now pub

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Royal Courts of Justice

Listen to the legal tales enjoy the majestic architecture

Pass By: Lincoln's Inn

See London's oldest tailor and traverse the heart of legal London

Pass By: Sir John Soane's Museum

Be inspired to return to this exquisite collection

Stop At: Princess Louise

We sometimes stop for a drink in this fine Victorian gin palace style watering hole

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Covent Garden

We finish our walk on the edge of Covent Garden with more pubs and restaurants a short walk away
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